Have you ever been to a wedding reception that fell flat? We assure you, it is a painful thing to experience. It just goes downhill from there and people can’t wait to escape and go home. A wedding is usually full of family and colleagues both special to the bride and groom. The problem with that is a lot of these people may not know each other. This can lead to awkward silences and  possibly other situations. Not to worry, we have some suggestions that can help break the ice and get your guests started on the journey of bonding and having fun at your wedding.

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  • Play Some Games

Games during your wedding reception party are a sure way to get your guests laughing and having fun. You can play the shoe game, which has the couple raising shoes as they answer obscure, funny questions and a lot more. Two truths and a lie is also a fun wedding reception game and is sure to get everyone talking. In this game, a guest has to say three things about themselves. Two of those will be the truth, and the third a lie. The rest of the guests have to figure out which is the lie. Whichever game you choose to go with, some interesting conversations are bound to come out of it, thus breaking the ice.


  • Have A Table Dance Off

This is a great way to make sure that every guest at your wedding reception dances. The rules are simple, select a different song for as many tables as there are at your reception. Any time during the reception when a particular table hears the song assigned to them, they have to stand up and burst out some dance moves. It can’t get more fun than that! Just be sure to confirm that the MC announces the song for each table. You can also put it as part of the table decorations.


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  • Hire A Photo Booth

A fun activity for guests of all ages is a photo booth!  It can be a great ice breaker at your reception. Guests who haven’t seen each other for a while can reunite for a picture. New acquaintances and friendships can also be made. The best part is that the photos that are taken can double as wedding favors for your guests.

Speaking of photo booths, did you know that you can rent a wedding photo booth from some of our vendors here at Forever Bridal? You can check them out by following this link or contact us today!